Program Overview

Founded in l984, the Asian Studies Program has grown rapidly in recent years, and now offers a Bachelor of Arts major alongside our long-standing minor in East Asian studies. With the rising global importance of Asia, students majoring in Asian Studies are prepared to avail themselves of the increasing number of emerging Asia-related career opportunities. Our curriculum offers students a multidisciplinary approach, with over forty courses from eight separate departments, providing concentrations in 2 regions: East Asia (China, Japan and Korea) and South Asia (India, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka), and a set of courses examining Asian diasporas into western countries. In addition to a wide variety of courses, the Asian Studies program sponsors extracurricular events on campus and encourages students to take advantage of the wealth of off-campus activities in the Boston area.